R.A.W. PostLibrary

Open now . . .

In association with Eugene Contemporary Art and ANTI-AESTHETIC’s Common Ground, The R.A.W. PostLibrary is a remote ecological LivingArtResearch performance-residency, exploring the hyperlocal/hyperglobal ecologies of staying-at-home, whatever “home” might mean.

Located a little west of Philomath, Oregon, the PostLibrary is stewarded by Karin Bolender aka K-Haw Hart, and its structure operates as a material exchange where ideas might grow and multiply through cross-pollination. Through wordplay and other mischief, this project will develop over time and organically, in response to diverse contributions of flora and fauna, human interlocutors, friends and strangers, remotely and materially.

The PostLibrary is literally a library on a fence-post, designed and built by Sean Hart and K-Haw mostly out of materials found around the RAW in early April 2020. But it is also a conceptual proposition that questions how we might practice unexpected forms of exchange and co-composition amidst all the different inhabitants of places, whether mammalian or microbial or otherwise. With traditional libraries closed these days, the R.A.W. PostLibrary proposes that we open a new kind of exploratory space for more porous storytelling and knowledge-making exchanges—beyond the book-bound anthropocentric models we tend to take for granted. The remote-residency site at Common Ground will be updated with dispatches and reflections from the PostLibrary’s home pastures and forests, in relation to the ecological practice that is the Rural Alchemy Workshop (R.A.W.).

More contents/scores/processes, and of course posts, on the way soon. . . .